Historic Route 66 - Santa Fe Depot - San Bernardino, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 06.233 W 117° 18.530
11S E 471514 N 3773717
Quick Description: The 1918 Santa Fe Depot & once upon a time Harvey House, looks more like a Spanish Mission than a rail road station. The Railroad & Route 66 have always been associated, It is said that if you cant see or hear a train, then your probably not on 66.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 7:28:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5QM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Depot building now houses Local Government offices (SANBAG) a railroad Museum, & of course a station, that is used by just two Amtrak passenger trains a day that stop at the station.
The building is also a San Bernardino Metrolink Station.

San Bernardino Depot's Heyday:
"The busiest period of passenger train travel was the mid-1920's to mid-1950's in the days before automobile dominance and popularity of air travel. A Santa Fe timetable dated June 12,1938, lists 13 eastbound and 13 westbound trains per day departing from the depot every 2 hours or so, with a few hours breaks during the morning. The trains bore colorful Southwest-flavored names: El Capitan, the Navajo, the Scout, the Grand Canyon Limited, the Chief, and the limousine of sleeping cars favored by Hollywood movie stars, the Super Chief" Text source: (visit link)

Station/Depot Web Site: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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